(7600 Ft Above Sea Level)

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Thimphu is categorised as Heritage / Hillside Hamlet

Thimphu Views
Dachula Pass with 108 Stupas (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)
Dachula Pass with Druk Wangyal Chortens (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)
Full view of Dochula Pass (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)
Inside of Tashichho Dzong
Tashichho Dzong (Photo Courtesy: Christopher J. Fynn)
Tashichho Dzong Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Christopher J. Fynn)
Zilukha Nunnery
Takin - National Animal of Bhutan - Photo Courtesy Nvvchar
Thimphu Town Centre (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
Thimphu Town Centre (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
The National Memorial Chorten (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
Thimphu Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
Thimphu Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
Thimphu Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
Thimphu Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)
Thimphu Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2008)

Reasons to Visit
  • Thimphu is capital city of Bhutan and one of the most visited destinations of Bhutan.
  • Thimphu is a small, charming capital city, probably the smallest capital in the world.
  • Thimphu offers a unique skyline as all buildings are constructed in traditional Bhutanese style.
  • Thimphu is a city offering an old world charm of a Himalayan Kingdom alongwith Monasteries, museums and a distinct heritage character.
Know It
  • Indian Rupee as a Currency is commonly accepted all over Thimphu Mahayana Buddhism is the state religion and the dominant ethnic group is Drukpa of Kagyu Buddhism ( Bhutan Hindus of Nepali ethnicity are dominant in Southern region of Bhutan).
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Paro (65 kms), Bagdogra (300 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Falakata (205 kms), Siliguri (300 kms)
  • Thimphu is an Ex-Siliguri Getaway

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17 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Thimphu

Short Break (4-6 nights)8
Holiday (7 or more)9

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List of Holidays for Thimphu

Short Break

  • Bhutan Breakaway (5 Nights)
  • Bhutan short break with Gangtey Excursion (6 Nights)
  • Classic Bhutan with Excursion to Phobjikha Valley (5 Nights)
  • Enchanting Bhutan with Tiger’s Nest (6 Nights)
  • Highlights of Bhutan (6 Nights)
  • Thimphu – Paro Break Ex-Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri (5 Nights)
  • Thimphu - Paro extended getaway (4 Nights)
  • Thimphu - Paro with Punakha Valley (4 Nights)


  • Best of Bhutan with Taktsang Monastery (7 Nights)
  • Bhutan - Happiness is a Place - Ex Mumbai (7 Nights)
  • Bhutan – The Kingdom of Happiness (9 Nights)
  • Bhutanese Retreat with Ura Excursion (10 Nights)
  • Breathtaking Bhutan (7 Nights)
  • Classic Bhutan with Bumthang Valley (8 Nights)
  • Land of Thunder Dragon (11 Nights)
  • Punakha – Paro extended getaway with Chele-La-Pass (7 Nights)
  • Ultimate Bhutan by Road (13 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Thimphu - A Heritage getaway in Bhutan

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The National Folk Heritage Museum showcases rural life. Exhibits and cultural shows are held in the museum compound. Open: Mon-Fri 10:30 AM to 4:30PM Sat 10:30 AM to 1 PM Sun 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    Heritage Museum
    The Textile Museum, Norzin Lam, has a display of Bhutanese textiles from the 17th century till date
    Textile Museum
    Ancient literature of Bhutan is preserved in the National Library. The Bhutanese script evolved in around 16th century. The books in Bhutanese script are on display at National Library.
    Drubthob Goemba monastery located on the slopes houses the Zilukha Nunnery, while overlooking Trashichho Dzong and Golf course.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Tashichho Dzong also known as the 'Fortress of the religious' is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the edge of the city of Thimphu and lies on the western bank of Wang Chu River. Tashichho Dzong has traditionally been the seat of the Dharma Raja and now houses the government since 1952 and the central monk body.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha is a 50+ meters tall bronze statue of the founder of Buddhism and offering excellent views of the Thimphu Valley
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    The National Memorial Chorten is a stupa where locals do their evening prayers. The stupa was built in 1974 in memory of the third king.
    Buddhist Monastery
    The National Institute of Zorig Chusum is the centre for Bhutanese Art education. It was set up by the Government of Bhutan with the objective of preserving the rich culture and tradition of Bhutan. Painting is the main theme of the institute, which provides 4–6 years of training in Bhutanese traditional art forms such as drawing, painting, wood carving, embroidery, and carving of statues.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Art Centre
    15th century monastery and one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Thimphu Valley. It is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist emanation of compassion. The temple offers excellent views of the valley.
    View Point, Monastery
    Valley Views, Buddhist Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    The Motithang Takin Preserve in Thimphu is a wildlife reserve area for takin, the National Animal of Bhutan.
    High Altitude Zoo
    Dochu La Pass is at an elevation of 10334 ft and is located on the way to Punakha from Thimpu with an overlooking view of the snow covered Himalayas. Over here, 108 memorial chortens / stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens” have been built in memory of the Bhutanese soldiers who were killed in 2003 war. On a clear day, one can see the Eastern Himalayas with 7 mountain peaks including Gangkar Punsum (Bhutan's highest peak).
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    The Institute of Traditional Medicine Services supplies traditional medicines and medical services, conducts research on medicinal plants to identify ingredients and develop new products.
    Research Centre
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Chimi Lhakhang is a Buddhist monastery in Punakha built in 1499 by the 14th Drupka hierarch, after being blessed by “Divine Madman” saint Drupka Kunley.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Punakha Dzong is a prominent landmark of Punakha and offers views of the riverside. The Dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Kagyu school including the Rangjung Kasarpani, and the sacred remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Terton Padma Lingpa.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang is a temple dedicated to the founder of Tibetan Buddhism Guru Rinpoche and is said to represent the celestial abode of the Guru. Built on a hillock in the centre of the town, the lhakhang offers excellent view of the surrounding area.
    Temple or Holy Place
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Tachog Lhakhang falls on the way to Paro valley where one has to cross the iron bridge to get across the Dzong. The Dzong is relatively small in size and private and surrounded with fruit orchards.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage

Destinations within reach from Thimphu

  • Haa ( 52 Km )

    Haa is a small beautiful and isolated region adorned with alpine forests and mountain peaks. Haa more

  • Paro ( 65 Km )

    The beautiful Paro valley provides a visitor with all the essential elements of Bhutan in general. more

  • Punakha ( 80 Km )

    Punakha Valley is a riverside town and rice bowl of Bhutan and is renowned for the countryside more

  • Falakata ( 205 Km )

    Falakata is a tea plantation area and lies in close proximity to Jaldapara and Garumara wildlife more

  • Chalsa ( 240 Km )

    Chalsa in the Doors region (1800 ft) is spread over 130 kms by 40 kms and is known for its tea more

  • Bumthang ( 266 Km )

    Bumthang is a remote area in Bhutan consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and more

  • Siliguri ( 300 Km )

    Siliguri is arrival point for accessing Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim and tea plantations around the more

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Nearest Airport in Thimphu
  • Paro Airport ( PBH ) , Paro-65 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Thimphu
  • Falakata ( FLK ), Falakata-205 Kms
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